The public school dropout rate in North Carolina is beginning to increase overall, but in Robeson County much improvement has been made. Based on data from last school-year, the number of Robeson County dropouts declined about 22 percent. This is a rate of 2.22 percent of students. Still, American Indian Males are the most at-risk for quitting school. Statewide the rate has gone from 2,28 percent, to 2.39 percent. This is the largest dropout rate seen in public schools since the 2006 school year. Most dropouts occur in the tenth grade.